Safely enable applications, users, and content at throughput speeds of up to 1 Gbps using the PA-2050 and the PA-2020. Dedicated computing resources for the functional areas of networking, security, content inspection, and management ensure predictable firewall performance.




  • 1 Gbps firewall throughput (App-ID enabled1)
  • 500 Mbps threat prevention throughput
  • 300 Mbps IPSec VPN throughput
  • 250,000 max sessions
  • 15,000 new sessions per second
  • 2,000 IPSec VPN tunnels/tunnel interfaces
  • 1,000 SSL VPN Users
  • 10 virtual routers
  • 1/6* virtual systems (base/max2)
  • 40 security zones
  • 5,000 max number of policies


  • 500 Mbps firewall throughput (App-ID enabled1)
  • 200 Mbps threat prevention throughput
  • 200 Mbps IPSec VPN throughput
  • 125,000 max sessions
  • 15,000 new sessions per second
  • 1,000 IPSec VPN tunnels/tunnel interfaces
  • 500 SSL VPN Users
  • 10 virtual routers
  • 1/6* virtual systems (base/max2)
  • 40 security zones
  • 2,500 max number of policies


Product Summary Specsheet

Key features, performance capacities and specifications for all Palo Alto Networks firewalls.

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Federal Government

As one of the premier government research and development (R&D) organizations for national security in the world, this organization needed to secure some of the country’s most sensitive weapons information. With over 5,000 employees and a relatively small real estate footprint, they were convinced that they could consolidate their multi-vendor approach into a singular next-generation cyber security platform. Given its mission, the importance of the information to be secured could not be underestimated. Palo Alto Networks was a natural fit. This Case Study available in Japanese and German.

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Key Specifications for Palo Alto Networks Interfaces and Transceivers

The data interfaces implemented by Palo Alto Networks® are based on industry standards and implementation agreements primarily authored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.3 committee and the Small Form Factor (SFF) Committee. Each interface definition is supported by specifications and agreements defining the electromechanical coupling, electrical and optical signals, as well as management properties of compliant implementations.

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Aviva Stadium

The Aviva Stadium is Ireland’s world class venue for international sporting events, music concerts and business conferences. “New malware is emerging every day and we were previously struggling to keep up with that pace. With threats constantly changing it could take days for the process to recognise new signatures. But with the Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall, the process takes under an hour.”

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Macao Polytechnic Institute

Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) is a public institution of higher education with an emphasis on applied knowledge and skills. The MPI has 235 academic staff, 297 administrators and 55 professional trainers. "Being able to migrate seamlessly from the old system to the new one had been a key concern for us, but in the event, it was very easy, with no disruption to students or staff. Now, the console gives us total network visibility at any given time."

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Princeton Technology Corp.

Princeton Technology Corp. is a professional IC design company headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, with a branch in Torrance, USA, an R&D center in Hsinchu, Taiwan, and representative offices in Shenzhen and Japan to serve Asian customers. "The PA series greatly simplified the IT Department's tasks in administrating information security within each branch; they also helped us identify the kind of applications each employee is running over the network."

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